Marc T. DeBonis has been named to lead a new unit within Information Technology at Virginia Tech. 

As director of Collaborative Computing Solutions, DeBonis will oversee the integration of Microsoft Windows expertise and system administration to provide Virginia Tech with stable, scalable, and secure systems, services, and solutions.

Prior to beginning his new role, DeBonis led Virginia Tech’s Microsoft: Secure Infrastructure Services since its inception. The new unit further expands on the former organization’s offerings in

  • Systems; virtual desktops, servers, and lab environments.
  • Services; deploying commercial, open-source, and internally hosted applications.
  • Solutions; managing environments hosted on commercial public clouds and supporting necessary business logic between university resources and external ones.

“I’m excited about upgrading the on-premises Exchange service, and bringing Sharepoint Online to the university community,” DeBonis said.

Since 1995, DeBonis has worked in information technology positions at Virginia Tech. He received his bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Master of Information Technology degree from Virginia Tech.

“Marc is committed to ensuring that computing solutions meet the needs of the university community," said Vice President for Information Technology Scott F. Midkiff. "He works to find appropriate solutions, whether that means on site, or hosted off site, developed in house, in an open source community, or commercially. I look forward to working more closely with him in his new position and new unit. I am also grateful for the flexibility of our staff as we reorganize to better meet university needs.”

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

Written by Susan Brooker-Gross.
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